Project Manager, ICLEI – Africa
Steven Bland works as a Project Manager at ICLEI – Africa. His responsibilities include delivering a major EU-funded project (www.urban-leds.org) to support municipalities in South Africa to reduce their emissions as they grow. This involves developing local strategies and action plans which deliver both developmental and mitigation benefits, training municipal staff and analysing policy and strategy. He also co-ordinates the Earth Hour City Challenge in Tanzania and South Africa, which in 2014 – 2015 saw 7 municipalities reporting their successes and commitments on climate change.Steven read Geography at Cambridge University (UK) before completing a Professional work-based Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development (UK), experiencing placements with the Department for Energy and Climate Change and Birmingham City Council, among others.